All California Academic TeamTwo Skyline College students, Michelle Huang and Yuele (Nora) Zhang, were selected for the All-California Academic Team first team. These students were honored at the California Community College League Award Luncheon in March. In addition to the All-California Team, Michelle was also selected for the Coca-Cola Gold Academic Team. Dean Ray Hernandez accompanied Nora and Michelle to the Community College League Luncheon to receive their awards.

Michelle Huang is a Business Administration major at Skyline College. She is President of the Beta Theta Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and is in the Honors Transfers Program. Michelle previously served as Student Organization and Club Council Liaison for the Associated Students and as Secretary for the Skyline College Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta Business Honor Society. Michelle has a passion for learning and for serving. She presented her research on tax amnesty at the Bay Area Honors Research Symposium. She is a Peer Tutor for Economics, Accounting, and Statistics and a Peer Mentor. Through Phi Theta Kappa, Michelle volunteers at senior centers and middle schools and did a fog-use study for the College. Michelle aspires to work in finance then give back to the community by becoming a college professor. Michelle wants to inspire individuals to aim high, believe in their capabilities, and act toward their dreams.

Yuele (Nora) Zhang is a Biochemistry major at Skyline College. She is in the Honors Transfer Program and serves as Vice President of Records for the Skyline College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Nora has a passion for learning and promoting education for everyone. During Spring 2018, she organized science labs to encourage young women to pursue STEM. She currently works in the College Learning Center as a chemistry tutor and volunteers for coastal cleanups, which help strengthen people’s awareness about the environment. Nora volunteers at a senior center to help elders with technology. Nora plans to transfer to UC Berkeley. Her long-term goal is to be a pharmaceutical researcher and contribute to medicine development.

Photo, from left: Michelle, Chapter Vice President of Communications Michael Wong, Nora Zhang.

Article and Photo by Christine Case

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